objected to going into Committee on so important a measure, in the absence of so many noble Lords who were interested in the measure, and had taken a part in previous discussions.
The Earl of Minto
could not consent to any further delay at so late a period of the Session. One noble Lord had asked him to postpone the Committee, saying he could not wait, because he would be too late for dinner. He (the Earl of Minto) replied, that he had lost many dinners by the subject already, and he really should not consent to any further postponement.
suggested, that the Bill should go through the Committee, and that the objections might be discussed in a future stage.
§ The House in Committee.
§ Several verbal amendments were agreed to without discussion.—The House resumed.